Prism Comics Presents LGBT Disney Fandom Panel And More At WonderCon 2012 In Anaheim!
Prism Comics Booth
Hall D, Booth #200
Anaheim Convention Center
800 West Katella Avenue
Friday, March 16: 12 Noon – 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 17: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 18: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Anaheim, CA – Prism Comics, the premier nonprofit organization supporting LGBT comic books, creators, and readers, is taking advantage of WonderCon’s move to Anaheim, California this year by highlighting LGBT Disney fandom and by presenting a host of LGBT comics creators and professionals including Brian Andersen, Marc Andreyko, Jim McCann, Bob Schreck, and many others in panels and booth appearances. This year’s WonderCon is being held at the Anaheim Convention Center from March 16th through the 18th.
“We at Prism Comics love being part of WonderCon in San Francisco because of the large LGBT community. But WonderCon’s San Francisco home is under construction this year, so we’re packing our mouse ears, capes and tights and going to Anaheim to be part of the fun,” says Ted Abenheim, Prism’s Events Chair. “We expect WonderCon 2012 to be a great show with a huge turnout and the opportunity to meet a whole new community. Come and see us at Booth 200 right at the front of Hall D!”
Prism Comics will host a number of creators appearing to sign their books plus a full range of hard-to-find LGBT comics and merchandise. Booth partners appearing all weekend include Charles “Zan” Christensen and Northwest Press, Sean-Z (Myth), and Jeff Krell (Jayson). The creator signing schedule is as follows (please check www.prismcomics.org for the most up-to-date listings):
Friday, March 16
3:00pm: Tommy Kovac (The Royal Historian of Oz, Wonderland; Skelebunnies)
4:00pm: Robert Bulandi
5:00pm: Agnes Czaja (Acrobats)
Saturday, March 17
10:00am-1:00pm: Brian Anderson (So Super Duper, Friend of Dorothy)
3:00pm: Robert Bulandi
4:00pm: Agnes Czaja
5:00pm: Tara Madison Avery (Gooch)
Sunday, March 18
1:00pm: Tara Madison Avery
2:00pm: Tommy Kovac
Prism will also be presenting two panels featuring major comics and industry professionals:
FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 6:30 – 7:30PM: THE BAD AND THE BOLD: PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES WITH LGBT CHARACTERS.
There are more LGBT characters in mainstream comics, independents, Yaoi and Yuri than ever before. Some comics push for truer portrayals of all people in the LGBT community and others push for shock and awe. How do you balance portrayals of LGBT characters in today’s comics market? Join Prism Comics and panelists Brian Andersen, Marc Andreyko (Manhunter, Torso), Tara Madison Avery, Agnes Czaja, Jim McCann (Mind the Gap, Return of the Dapper Men), Bob Schreck (Legendary Comics), and other creators as they explore what makes a strong, realistic depiction of an LGBT character, what makes or breaks an edgy depiction of an LGBT character, and what is going too far? Moderated by Charles “Zan” Christensen (Publisher Northwest Press, Mark of Aeacus). Room 211AB
SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 12:30 – 1:30PM: FAIRY DUST: LGBT DISNEY FANDOM
WonderCon is lucky to be right next door to the “Happiest Place on Earth” this year. Disney characters, films, comics, media and theme parks are popular around the world. But Disney is especially popular among the LGBT community. Young or old, LGBT folk identify with the stories, characters, the fantasy and the imagination of Disney. Join Prism Comics and panelists Tommy Kovac, Worthie Meacham (Disney Gay Days; expert on Disney Parks and Disneyana), William O. Tyler (Faeires Tell, The Goth Queen Needs a Mate), and Dusty Sage (Founder and CEO of MiceChat.com) and other fans and creators as they explore why the queer community loves all things Disney. Moderated by Ted Abenheim. Room 207ABC
Prism Comics has also made a WonderCon 2012 edition of The Gay Agenda available for conventiongoers. This guide outlines some of the people and events of interest to LGBT comics and culture fans.
The Anaheim Convention Center is located at 800 West Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA. For more information about WonderCon visit: www.comic-con.org/wc.
For more information about Prism Comics visit: prismcomics.org.
Prism Comics is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that promotes LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered) creators, characters, themes and readers in the comic book field. Along with convention appearances, Prism gives out an annual Queer Press Grant, and maintains a website with LGBT creator listings and features on all that’s queer in comics.